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Old 9th March 2006, 05:33 PM
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how to install two linux distros??

currently i have installed fedora core 4!! i'm planning to try out another distro(maybe ubuntu ;-) ) ... but i dont want to throw away my favo fedora!! how can i do this!!! is it possible to install both distros on the same ext3 filesystem??? shud i make a separate swap space?? am i taking any risk????pls hlp me.....
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Old 9th March 2006, 05:48 PM
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you donot need another swap but you need a separate partition to install ubuntu
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Old 9th March 2006, 05:50 PM
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did u mean a separate ext3 partition???
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Old 9th March 2006, 05:52 PM
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yes i mean that
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Old 9th March 2006, 05:54 PM
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thanks a lot...
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Old 9th March 2006, 06:22 PM
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If you don't have enough space in your disk to create or don't want to create new partitions, you could try to install vmware server and install the other distros you want to try out in a virtual machine. The simpler method to try out other distros is to install vmware player and just download already prebuilt virtual machines of other distros. Vmware server/player is free but is still in beta stage.

A pure linux alternative to vmware is Xen but I still have to try it out.
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Old 10th March 2006, 12:35 AM
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If you don't have enough space in your disk to create or don't want to create new partitions, you could try to install vmware server and install the other distros you want to try out in a virtual machine. The simpler method to try out other distros is to install vmware player and just download already prebuilt virtual machines of other distros. Vmware server/player is free but is still in beta stage.

A pure linux alternative to vmware is Xen but I still have to try it out.
yep thats probably the best idea...with vmware no hard drive partitioning is required it just maked a virtual machine file or however much size u want it to be..mine are usually 5-6 gbs depending on the distro then u just run the virtual machine as a second pc..u can delete the virtual machine whenever u want and try whatever distro u want..but if u want a multi boot system get partition magic and make another ext3 partition then install your desired distro on there..im running windows xp on my master drive and my other drive is running(with vmware) fedora4,ubuntu,suse and free bsd
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